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Truck loses load of concrete barriers in Raleigh

Posted December 4, 2013

A truck carrying concrete barriers spilled its load on Wade Avenue in Raleigh on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013.

— A rig carrying a load of concrete barriers shifted and its trailer overturned Wednesday morning, sending the barriers crashing onto Wade Avenue in Raleigh.

Raleigh police said driver failed to negotiate a curve. No one was injured in the 10 a.m. wreck, but lanes were closed so crews could remove the debris.

The inbound lanes of Wade Avenue, between Oberlin Road and Cameron Street, were closed for several hours, and drivers were detoured onto Oberlin Road.

Outbound traffic on Wade Avenue also was restricted to one lane while cleanup was underway.


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  • LivinDTR Dec 4, 2013

    I guess the "CARS ONLY" sign means nothing to truckers.

  • xylem01 Dec 4, 2013

    Did the drive get charged with failure to remove a semi from the lane of traffic like the truck driver a day or so ago?

    What a rediculous charge.

  • Lone Voice in the Wilderness Dec 4, 2013

    Trucks should not be allowed on Wade Avenue; in fact, the road is signed on both ends as "cars only." Granted, I can't tell from the article whether or not the truck was supposed to be there.

    A while back, there was a pretty severe accident on Wade Avenue. Traffic had to be diverted to side streets. Fortunately, I was ahead of a semi that that also had to be diverted. I'm not sure how the semi made turns on residential streets where parking is allowed on both sides because no one is expecting a tractor trailer to drive down the lane.

    Trucks with 3 or more axels should not be allowed on Wade Avenue from Capital to Ridge Road. Period.

  • godnessgracious2 Dec 4, 2013

    At least nobody got smooshed.

  • BlahBlahBlahBlahBlah Dec 4, 2013

    OMG...This could have been devastating...
    Slow down...wake up ...stop texting..secure the load...watch out for the other driver......think about driving while you are driving!!!
    We all need to be reminded of this from time to time...

  • pappy1 Dec 4, 2013

    Confused by the, as usual, poor writing on this site. Did the truck "shift" as the article states, or did the load "shift?"

  • T-Man Dec 4, 2013

    If only there had been some type of concrete barrier to prevent this...

  • UpChuck Dec 4, 2013

    Where did they go?

  • common tater Dec 4, 2013

    Way to many vehicles on the roads with loads not properly secured...there should be hefty penalties.

  • slowhand0461 Dec 4, 2013

    "What's a truck like that doing on Wade Avenue anyway? Not supposed to be trucks on there I don't think."

    Since when can't trucks use the road???? The driver may have been going where he is supposed to go to deliver.. I am a driver and when we were re-doing Hillsborough St. I had a lady follow me and get out of her car as I was unloading in the construction zone and tell me the same thing... Really???? I was hauling equipment to the job so we could fix the road(and I even had a permit from the NCDOT)...Just because YOU think it doesn't make it wrong.. Albeit what happened is unfortunate and I'm glad no one was hurt.